Singly or in groups on coastal rocks, islands and estuaries, plus large inland waters where they often perch in dead trees.
3 - 4 (occasionally 5).
White-breasted Cormorant breed throughout the year, August or January peak periods in the Cape; recorded from March - October inland. Eggs 3 - 4, occasionally 5, chalky-white with greenish-blue tinge when fresh.
Immature White-breasted Cormorant birds are off-white below, extending to a varying amount to belly.
Identified by large size and white underparts, throat to breast or, in immatures, entirely white underparts, much whiter than the immature of the Reed Cormorant.
Common or localised resident.
Worldwide. Throughout Africa.